Emre Can insists ‘champion’ Aaron Ramsey will be a success at Juventus

first_imgEmre Can insists ‘champion’ Aaron Ramsey will be a success at Juventus Metro Sport ReporterSunday 17 Feb 2019 6:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Ramsey and Can have played against each other before (Picture: Getty)Emre Can believes Aaron Ramsey will be a success at Juventus when the Welshman joins the club in the summer.Can joined the Turin side himself back in 2018 from Liverpool, and he’s gone on to make 23 appearances for the club so far this season.Now, Ramsey is also set to join Juventus at the end of the season on a free transfer after 11 years playing for Arsenal.The 28-year-old could start alongside the Germany international in central midfield for the 2019/20 campaign.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAnd Can, who played against Ramsey in the Premier League when he was at Liverpool, believes his future new team-mate has what it takes to be a success in Italy.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘If he has played for Arsenal for all these years and has scored so many goals, then it means that he’s a champion,’ Can told Tuttosport.‘I have been up against him a few times, and he has always impressed me. He will be a good arrival for us.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘Really, the club is like a big family. The locker-room spirit is also similar to what I had experienced at Liverpool, but I really like it here at Juventus, because it’s not just a set of champions. The sense of a team, the group, is strongly felt.’Juventus are currently top of the league after 24 games this season and are still yet to lose a league game.Arsenal, meanwhile, are fifth in the Premier League and just a single point behind Manchester United who are fourth.MORE: Juventus director of football claims Arsenal have not used Ramsey properlyWill Ramsey be a success for Juventus?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultscenter_img Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

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Soprano primed to hit right notes

first_imgPaul Deegan believes star mare Midnight Soprano could take her game to another level this season ahead of her return to action in the Cork Racecourse Mallow Noblesse Stakes. The six-year-old won five races, including two Listed prizes, during a superb 2012 campaign and looks to have a fine opportunity to open her Pattern-race account in this mile-and-a-half Group Three. From what he has seen at home, Deegan thinks there are signs Midnight Soprano is in better shape than she has ever been. “It’s a good Group Three but she won’t mind the ground and gets the trip well. She’s fit and she’s well and I’m looking forward to getting her started. She has been an absolute star for us over the past few seasons, a beautiful natured mare and a pleasure to have in the yard,” said the trainer. “She has done better over the past winter than any before, and has really strengthened this time around. Hopefully it brings about another bit of improvement in her. “She won the Saval Beg on really soft ground last year but she seems to go on most types of ground. Her sister (Celtic Soprano) got a bit sharper as she got older and this mare might be the same. A mile and a half is probably her optimum trip. She takes very little work and gets naturally fit. Her last few pieces of work have been very pleasing.” The Kevin Prendergast-trained Majenta takes a significant step up in class, just a week after winning in handicap company at the Curragh. Prendergast said: “She’s run three times and won twice, and we’d like to get her some black type. Her owner Joerg Vasicek is a breeder and he got the record price of 215,000 euro at the Goffs Land Rover Sale for a three-year-old during the week. “She’s come out of the Curragh race very well. It looks a hot contest but she’s getting weight-for-age, and we’ll be hoping to get her into the placings.” A field of 10 has been declared, with Dermot Weld’s Ribblesdale heroine Princess Highway the highest rated filly in the field. There are two challengers from Britain in Ralph Beckett’s Cubanita and Testosterone from Ed Dunlop’s yard. Beckett said: “She’s in good form and I think the trip and ground should be in her favour, which is why we’re travelling over with her. She’s obviously got her work cut out to beat Dermot Weld’s filly, but she’s in great shape and we’ll give it a go.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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